Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentines Night

Tonight the girls and I put together their Valentines. Usually we do it the night before their class party, which would be tomorrow night; however, ward temple night is tomorrow, so we got busy a night early. This is always a fun time we spend together!

This year Sweetie Peach opted for Hello Kitty store-bought Valentines. I picked up some Laffy Taffy candies to go with them. We had to punch holes and tie the candy and cards together with ribbon because the tape did not do a good enough job holding them together. It wasn't too hard. And there were exactly three candies left over for the kids to enjoy (score!).

Kitty, on the other hand, has been wanting to make these cell phone Valentines for two years (we originally saw them in the Family Fun magazine). We were unable to find the button candies last year. But during the year we noticed they are sold at Cracker Barrel restaurants in the classic candy section. So a few weeks ago I picked up a package. Then today I stopped at the scrapbook store to buy silver metallic paper. We have them put together most of the way, but since there are 28 kids in her class the process is taking a bit longer. We should be able to finish them pretty quick tomorrow, though.

What are your kids doing for Valentines this year?

Do you prefer store-bought ones, or handmade ones?

Scripture of the Day: D&C 49:15


  1. I love those cell phone Valentines! Adorable.

  2. oh, I saw these; so cute!! I like the idea of homemade cards, but I've never done it.

  3. I love those! How cute. And I definitely like homemade, but I don't always have the time for that. (Well, now my girls are old enough to make any they want to give on their own:-) But I still prefer to give homemade ones to my seminary students etc.

  4. We do store bought because I am sooo not crafty. But a friend of mine used a paper punch to cut out a scalloped circle out of cute paper that was just big enough to glue a little heart and write "from: soandso" then glue the whole thing to a lollipop. I thought it was adorable, cheap and super easy (her 1st grader did all of them).


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